Students must earn a grade of a "C" or better in all Paramedic Associate of Applied Science program of study courses and meet the necessary pre-requisites to progress in the program.
Students receive clinical practice and field experience at a variety of health care settings. Transportation to the clinical site is the responsibility of the student. Healthcare provider and CPR certification must be completed prior to starting class. Successful completion of course requirements allows the student to take the National Registry examinations for the Emergency Medical Responder, Emergency Medical Technician, Advanced EMT, or Paramedic.
It is recommended that the following high school courses be taken prior to entrance into the program:
The following criteria is required for applicants in the Paramedic program: minimum of a high school diploma (GPA of 2.5) or equivalent (GED 550 or HiSET 15), ACT score of 18 in reading, English, and 16 in Math. COMPASS scores (writing 65, reading 80, (Placement Doman number of pre-algbra 34), ALEKS 14 or ASSET scores of 40 in each category writing and reading and 38 in numeric. All health science students must complete a Criminal Record/Child and Adult Abuse Check, and Mandatory Reporter Training prior to attending clinical.